Partnerships for Financial Inclusion

National NILS Conference 2016

June 7th and 8th, Adelaide

Awards nominations extended

Haven’t submitted your awards nomination yet? No problem! We’ve extended the deadline to 5pm on Thursday 19 May to give you even more time to tell us your story. Just head to our awards page to enter!

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    Powerful days

  • 450

    Not-for-profit, business and government leaders

  • 40+

    Influential speakers

  • 15

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Speakers

  • Effie Zahos

    Editor
    Money Magazine

    @moneymagAUS

    Effie Zahos has been the editor of Money since 1999. Starting from the ground up as a graduate trainee for one of Australia’s major banks, she moved from corporate to TV in 1997, kick-starting her career in journalism as head researcher for Channel Nine’s successful Money program.

    Effie’s broadcast experience is vast and includes regular appearances on A Current Affair, Today and Money For Jam, in addition to radio work for the ABC network.

    Effie Zahos now writes for Money magazine, specialising in consumer banking issues, as well as a number of lifestyle magazines including Real Living and Qantas, and is the author of Getting Rich, Staying Rich.

  • The Hon Zoe Bettison

    Minister for Communities and Social Services
    South Australian Government

    Zoe Bettison was elected to the South Australian Parliament as the Member for Ramsay on February 11, 2012. She has a longstanding interest in education, training and business investment. Participation in the economy for all South Australians is a key driver for her interest in politics.

    Born in Whyalla, Zoe lived in Gawler and Kapunda where she attended Kapunda High School. She now lives in Salisbury with her young son.

    She has a BA from Flinders University and a MBA from the University of Adelaide. Prior to her election Zoe worked for an iconic Australian tourism operator and was a director of a public affairs company.

    Zoe became a Minister following the 2014 state election and since then has worked on progressing the South Australian Government’s reform agenda on ageing, multicultural affairs, social housing and youth.

  • Dr Christine Nixon

    Chair, Good Shepherd Microfinance
    Former Chief Commissioner, Victoria Police

    @chrisnixon1853

    Dr Christine Nixon has a strong history of fighting for justice and equality, especially assisting women, multicultural and minority groups. Christine commenced her police career in 1972 and despite a corrupt, male dominated culture, she rose through the ranks to become Assistant Commissioner of the New South Wales Police Force. In 2001, she was offered the position of Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police, the first woman in Australia to achieve this promotion. In 2009, after her resignation from the Force, Christine became Chair of the Victorian Bushfire Reconstruction and Recovery Authority for one year. She used her extensive policing skills and personal understanding of grief and loss to rebuild communities affected by the 2009 fires in Victoria. Ms Nixon is currently Deputy Chancellor, Monash University and Chair of Monash College Pty Ltd. Her qualifications include an Honorary Doctorate of Laws, Macquarie University, and Master of Public Administration, Harvard University. Dr Nixon has been awarded the Australian Police Medal, the National Medal, the Centenary Medal and the New South Wales Police Medal. In 2011 Ms Nixon published her life story in “Fair Cop” – woman, spouse, citizen, constable-on a journey that encounters tragedy, corruption, ambition and humility.

  • Adam Mooney

    Chief Executive Officer,
    Good Shepherd Microfinance

    @AdamMooney7

    Adam Mooney has considerable experience in community development, social inclusion and financial services. He joined Good Shepherd Microfinance in April 2012 from Reconciliation Australia. Adam brings strong financial management and governance experience after senior roles with ANZ and Merrill Lynch including CFO and Head of Finance.

    He worked with development agency Concern Worldwide in Cambodia from 2003 to 2005 on community-led livelihood programs, where he helped establish what is now Cambodia’s largest financially sustainable microfinance institution. In 2013, Adam completed Harvard Business School’s Strategic Leadership for Inclusive Finance program. Adam is currently a Board Director of PNG Microfinance Limited, a Board Committee Member of the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples and member of the Australian Government’s MoneySmart Week Advisory Committee. He has a Masters in International Development, a Masters in Applied Finance and is an Australian CPA.

    goodshepherdmicrofinance.org.au

  • Gerard Brody

    CEO
    Consumer Action Law Centre

    Gerard began in consumer advocacy as a policy officer and solicitor with Consumer Law Centre Victoria, before working as a Senior Policy Officer with Consumer Action. Gerard then worked with the Brotherhood of St Laurence as Senior Manager Financial Inclusion, leading the national rollout of the Saver Plus program. Gerard returned to Consumer Action in 2011 to lead the Centre’s policy and campaigns work. Gerard has represented consumers on a number of bodies, including the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s Consumer Consultative Committee, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission’s Consumer Advisory Panel and the Australian Energy Regulator’s Customer Consultative Group. Gerard has a Masters in Public Policy and Management, Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from the University of Melbourne.

  • Mary Delahunty

    General Manager – Business Development and Policy
    HESTA

    Mary is the General Manager – Business Development and Policy for HESTA and has been with the fund since early 2103. She has held senior roles in financial services organisations for over 10 years and is passionate about delivering dignity in retirement for all Australians. HESTA is one of Australia’s largest pension funds with over $33bn funds under management and over 800,000 members.

    Mary is a 2015 Churchill Fellow awarded for the completion of international research on equity for women in pension systems.

    Mary is a Councillor of the City of Glen Eira.  Glen Eira City Council manages $1.4 billion of community assets and has the lowest operating cost per property of inner Melbourne councils.

    Mary is a Board Member of The Emergency Services Telecommunication Authority and an advisory panel member for the State Government, she is a past Chair of Reclink Australia, a National Not For Profit organisation offering sports and recreation opportunities to break the cycle for disadvantaged Australians.

    Mary holds a Masters of Finance (Corporate Advisory).

  • Ben Gales

    CEO
    SEFA

    Ben has been the CEO of SEFA since April 2013 and has led the development of the initial Social Benefit Bonds (Social Impact Bonds) in Australia. He is a member of the Prime Minister’s Community Business Partnership. Prior to joining SEFA, Ben was a Director at the NSW Department of Family and Community Services, which he joined from NSW Treasury. During his time in NSW Government he was heavily involved in the scoping, development, and implementation of the first two Social Impact Bonds in Australia. He worked in the UK Treasury in the 1990s on a range of social and economic policy developments. This included the establishment of the Phoenix Fund, which supported social enterprises in disadvantaged communities and helped establish Community Development Finance Institutions in the UK. He moved to Australia in 2008 from the US, where he had been a venture capitalist in Silicon Valley.

  • Prof Kristy Muir

    Research Director
    Centre for Social Impact

    Kristy Muir is the Research Director at the Centre for Social Impact in the Business School and a Professor of Social Policy at UNSW Australia. She works with for purpose organisations to help understand, measure and find innovative solutions to complex social problems.

    Over the past decade Kristy has undertaken dozens of research and evaluation projects with many government, not-for-profit, corporate and philanthropic organisations to help improve social impact. Her research and social impact measurement focuses on children, young people, families and communities and, thinking systemically, spans a large number of social domains (e.g. education, employment and social participation, wellbeing, disability, mental health, financial resilience). Kristy has won approximately $10 million in research funding (including from the Australian Research Council) and has publishedwidely in international and Australian policy, sociology, social work, history and public health journals.

    She has strong leadership and management expertise, is an excellent communicator, and is able to diagnose problems, identify key issues and work collaboratively to make progress. She was previously the Associate Dean (Research) of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and the Director of the Disability Studies and Research Centre, UNSW. She is a member of the AICD, an alumnus of the Sydney Leadership Program and won the 2013 UNSW Staff Excellence Award for Senior Leadership. Kristy has a PhD in social history and, prior to joining academia, worked in the not-for-profit sector.

Venue

Adelaide Oval

Adelaide Oval, War Memorial Dr, North Adelaide SA 5006

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Accommodation

Mercure Grosvenor Hotel

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125 North Terrace, Adelaide

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Stamford Plaza

4 Stars

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InterContinental

4 Stars

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North Terrace, Adelaide

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